American Express: Beware Phony Log-In Screen
Ryan Naraine writes on eWeek:
American Express card holders: Beware that pop-up log-in screen, even on the company's secure Web site.More here.
The credit card and travel services company has issued a warning about what it calls a false "security measures" pop-up screen that appears when users log in to its secure site.
In an alert posted online, the New York-based company included a screenshot of the pop-up, which tries to lure the user into entering name, social security number, mother's maiden name and date of birth.
"Please note that this fraudulent activity may be the result of a computer virus and is not a part of the American Express website. If you received this pop-up box, your computer may have this virus," the company warned.